Eternal Recurrence

Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir Flókagata 24,, Reykjavík

In this extensive exhibition, the works of Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972) create a thread which connects different periods in time. His art is displayed along with the works of artists who have been prominent on the Icelandic art scene in recent years. Shortly after Kjarval’s death, art historian Björn Th. Björnsson (1922-2007) wrote an article …

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Iðavöllur: Icelandic Art in the 21st Century

Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhúsið Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík

In 2021, Reykjavík Art Museum focuses on the microenvironment, with an aim of displaying the growth of the Icelandic art scene. The whole Hafnarhús becomes the setting for a powerful exhibition of new works by young artists who may be considered to be in the lead for their generation, and assumptions can also be made …

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Guðjón Ketilsson: Jæja

Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir Flókagata 24,, Reykjavík

"Jæja" - the word is like a found object in the Icelandic vocabulary. One can resort to it on almost any occasion. On its own, it means very little, but everyone can make it their own and put it into context so that it acquires meaning. Guðjón Ketilsson creates his art with a similar methodology, …

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Down Иorth: North Atlantic Triennial

Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús Tryggvagata 17, 101, Reykjavík

What are the subjects, stories, and challenges that artists in the Arctic region share, in light of the changes happening in this part of the world today? Featuring both emerging and more established artists living today, Down Иorth presents art from an unprecedented cross-section of artists living in Maine, the Canadian Maritimes, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, …

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